how long does sharpie fully dry

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  1. transfan681

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    last night (3/4/12) i panted the forearms and lower chest of TF:p rime voyager optimus prime just wanted do know how long does it take to fully dry
    mainly becuz the lower chest is 90% dry but the forarms are bleeding a bit.
    just want to know !
    thanks
     
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    So far I've only done a small dot on my Generations Wheeljack, and that was done in about 20 seconds. Well, I waited that long before I touched it, and nothing came off.

    How many coats did you apply? By bleeding, you mean it's running off? Or it's fading through the forearms?
     
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    ProTip: Take a hairdryer to it for a few minutes, cycled between hot and cool.

    It can take up to two days, depending where you live and the weather.
     
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    will touching it thear just a bit of red on my finger
     
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    Wipe that crap off with 90% alchohol and go buy some model paint, for goodness sake. That has to look terrible.
     
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    Though I don't know if I'd have said it quite like that, I concur with the sentiment. Black sharpie has a tendency to fade and turn purple. If you must use markers, use paint markers. I do have a silver paint sharpie that I use for faces that works pretty well.

    But some nice paint like testors acryls really isn't expensive or hard to use.
     
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    I completely agree.

    IMO enamels look even better, but your first few times using those you will have problems.

    (although I will confess to using a fine tip black sharpie for pinstriping on my movie Bumblebee paintjobs- of course I used paint for everything else and sealed it with enamel)
     
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    Agreed with the last few posts. Sharpie ink has something akin to iron in it. It turns purple but over time it turns brown. Alcohol based inks never age well.

    Sharpies dry as alcohol evaporates. Suggest a fan to dry it if you decide to stick to that route. Also, the alcohol will etch into the plastic as it dries. Not really noticeable unless you continually clean it off and re apply.
     

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